Human Resource Planning

A monthly magazine provides news, issues, profiles, and trend analysis affecting the human resources profession.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 4, December

An HR Planning Model for Outsourcing
Although considerable scholarly and practitioner-oriented research has been conducted on outsourcing and on human resource planning, insufficient attention has been paid to the HR aspects of outsourcing, specifically to the role of the HR planner in...
Enhancing Opportunities for Expatriate Job Satisfaction: HR Strategies for Foreign Assignment Success
Global corporations such as IBM, Exxon, Texaco, McDonalds, and Hewlett Packard report deriving over 55 percent of their revenues from international operations (Forbes, 2000). In order to capitalize on these global business opportunities, organizations...
Integrity, Courage, Empathy (ICE): Three Leadership Essentials
In this first-person account, a senior pharmaceutical executive presents his beliefs about three leadership essentials: integrity, courage, and empathy (ICE). In the sidebar, a consulting psychologist describes the confluence between ICE and emotional...
Living in Singapore He Said/she Said
Ordinarily, we avoid publishing first-person experiences in our journal. What struck us as we read this account of a couple moving from Texas in 1999 to become permanent residents in another country was that this might just be start of a trend. We...
Outsourcing's Effect on HR Leadership Development
All indications are that HR outsourcing is here to stay. Companies and their HR leaders are adjusting to the change, and the outsourcing firms themselves are maturing. We seem to have a pretty good handle on the competencies needed to succeed in both...
Selection of Expatriates: Decision-Making Models Used by HR Professionals
Many organizations now find it essential to operate on a global level to maintain a competitive advantage (Cascio, 2003). About 80 percent of midsize and large companies have employees working abroad, and 45 percent anticipate increasing their expatriate...
The Use of Repatriate Knowledge in Organizations
Research dealing with intercultural management has focused on the psychological and social processes at the individual level to select the best-suited employees and prepare them for tasks abroad (e.g., Black, et al., 1991; Ward, 1996; Bolten, 2001;...
This Is a Special Edition on Expatriation, Repatriation, and Outsourcing
This is a special edition on expatriation, repatriation, and outsourcing. It was interesting for me to edit, as I was repatriated from Singapore, where I was VP-HR for Asia Pacific, with no role back in the United States with HP. I cannot take it too...